For almost a year now, Ben Affleck’s marriage to Jennifer Lopez has caused more riotous clamoring among the fans than was hardly deemed necessary. Up until their surprise hitch, Affleck and Lopez were the epitomai of the modern-day rendition of an epic, tragic romance. Their meet-cute love in the early 2000s, the broken engagement, and the meeting of other people, before finally finding their way back to each other 20 years later sounds nothing short of a movie in and of itself.
And as such, the pair tying the knot was treated with the same kind of media and public exposure that a Hollywood romance should expect – with scandalous apprehension.
Matt Damon Makes His Thoughts Clear on ‘Ben & Jen’
Not all who set foot in Hollywood are born with a silver spoon or granted the opportunity or the agency to crack the code of success in their debut itself. Both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were products of humble backgrounds making it big in the most glamorous of all industries after getting their lucky break with the Oscar-winning script of Good Will Hunting. The pair have been inseparable ever since.
It then naturally comes with the territory that Matt Damon’s opinion of his best friend marrying the glorious Jennifer Lopez would matter to Ben Affleck. Despite the contentious public speculation about trouble in paradise, an insider close to the couple claimed:
“Ben and Jen are doing so well and are happier than they have ever been. Ben’s in a great place […] He loves being with her and working with her too. [Matt Damon] loves Jen and thinks she is the best thing that has happened to Ben. Matt is glad Ben is so happy.”
After 20 long years of waiting for the perfect finale to their previously incomplete romance, the fans can only be glad that the duo turned out to be so perfectly in love after all this time.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Set Couple Goals
Even though Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have hardly given their fans enough to go off on, what rare moments of affectionate love they do display to the public recount the same thing over and over again – they are enviably happy in each other’s company and that soulmates are made to look like this.
On September 1, 2022, Jennifer Lopez wrote about her relationship with Ben Affleck and their August wedding:
“Some old wounds were healed that day and the weight of the past finally lifted off our shoulders. Full-circle — and not at all the way we planned it. Better.”
That revelation already speaks to the authenticity of the couple, and their willingness to respectfully acknowledge the past in order to embrace the future. The duo has been settling in well with their extended friends and family, with both stars’ children getting acquainted with their new parents. Affleck and Damon, in the meantime, have established a new company, Artists Equity, that is founded on the principle of creators and artists in the industry getting paid as much as actors, producers, and directors.
Source: Entertainment Tonight